Malegaon: Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah is
set to be appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim
University (AMU), a media report has claimed.
President Pratibha Patil, Visitor of the University is expected to
put her seal of approval on Shah’s appointment after her return
from abroad, Indian Express claimed in its report published
The AMU Court, the highest governing
body of the university, had on April 15 shortlisted a panel of three names for
the post and forwarded it to the President for approval.
The meeting of the Court had recommended Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameeruddin
Shah, Dr. Noor
Mohammad, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary, National Disaster
Government of India and Dr. Syed Khalid Rizvi, IPS (Retd.), Former
Director General of
The University has been without a Vice-Chancellor for a month now,
and eminent Muslims are lobbying for an expeditious appointment.
Former Rajya Sabha member Wasim Ahmad, who met Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on Tuesday, said the latter assured him that there
would be no further delay in making the appointment and a decision
to this effect would follow shortly.
The AMU Court had drawn the panel through voting at a special
meeting last month. While Shah had secured 97 votes, Noor Mohammad
polled 85 and Rizvi got 83 votes.
Lt. Gen. Zameeruddin Shah, born on August 15, 1948 at Meerut was
an alumnus of St.
Joseph’s College, Nainital. He did his M. Sc. in Defence Studies
and Management from the
Madras University in 1980 and M. Phil. from the Indore University
He served as
Chairman, of the Board of Governors of Sainik School, Purulia,
West Bengal and Chairman
of the management Committee of the Army Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Lt. Gen. Shah is a recipient of the highest peace time award of
Param Vishisht Seva
Medal, Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished
services in the army.